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Baan Dam Museum: Tours & Tickets

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Thawan Duchanee (September 27, 1939 - September 3, 2014) was a Thai contemporary painter, architect and sculptor with an international reputation. In 2001, this notable artist was given the price by the Office of the National Culture Commission of...more
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414 Moo 13, Chiang Rai 57100, Thailand
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Reviewed today via mobile

We were taken to the White Temple Complex on our way into the city (during a longer tour of the Region) which was a bit bizarre (see separate review). But this art complex (the Black House) is much less well publicised and a bit more...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Manclaw
Reviewed yesterday

We found this place to be repelling; dark, loads and loads of animal skins, furs, horns, bones... There are penises and vaginas all over the place. I am not a hypocrite and enjoy art showing the beauty of the human's body, but that... was not...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ellada3
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I find that this ok to visit but not a must. If you have very limited time in chiang rai, I think this can be skipped. Or just go for a short fast view. The entrance fee is relatively more expensive than temple. Don’t feel...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Uranus2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is recommened to visit Baan Dam.You will see the collection from Mr.Thawal Dachanee(one of the thai wellknowed artist in the world).

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank vitanakva
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice and different museum, I really like the art work and the place is well kept, the only problem is the amount of loud tourists there, I went early but the people there (tours) were super loud, it ruins a bit the experience.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Trip_Kayhe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is mostly in black and the structures inside the compound are well made from woods. Nice artistic touch and just nice to see that a place like this is existing here in Asia.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JeromeT893
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a seemingly unique museum in Thailand. Many items were constructed with the horns of steer some type of animal. The chair bottoms are made from animal hides and there are bear, wolf, crocodile and other animal skins used as decoration. The property is...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank misssunbeamlv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The entrance fee for the black house is $80 bahts which i think is a bit high as the blue temple do not have entrance fee and the white temple also just cost $50 bahts. Will not visit again as not much to see.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank keith1994624
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you find Baan Dam creepy or weird, then clearly you have not been to Philadelphia's Mutter Museum or Bangkok's Death Museum at Sirriraj Hospital, or even a Ripley's. It is a mildly interesting (themeless) collection of mediocre art, really nice animal skins, horns and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DavidWGrant
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mmmm not sure I'd recommend.... A collection of buildings filled with everything from wood carvings to animal skins to large shells to furniture, all in the name of art. The artist has a bit of a fixation with erect penises for some reason. Whole exhibit...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Ellatalker
October 5, 2017|
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Response from MadanGopalM | Reviewed this property |
there is no dresscode, it is not a temple but museum
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rae-cole
November 5, 2015|
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Response from peberpigen | Reviewed this property |
about 13 km from chiang rai, opposite direction of the white temple. (yin and yang between the artist with chiang rai in the center )
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kickinbackMaine
March 9, 2015|
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Response from Darlene47 | Reviewed this property |
Open 0900 hours until 1200 hours then they close for lunch. Reopen at 1300 hours and close for the day at 1700 hours. Washrooms, eatery/snacks and gift shop on premises, no admission fee.
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